SALARY: I make $38,000 per year teaching fifth-grade math at a charter school. I negotiated for a raise to $41,000 that will take effect next school year I asked for $42,000 and they gave me $41,000. My previous salary offer was $39,500.
SAVINGS: I have $5,000 in my savings account right now.
MONTHLY EXPENSES: I pay roughly $296 on my mortgage, but my roommates pay me rent (it's a house hack) that covers more than that. I contribute to my 401(k) and I'm still on my parents' healthcare plan. I pay $35 for my gym membership, about $100 for the electric bill and about $60 for the natural gas bill.
INVESTING: I am investing in my Roth IRA at Vanguard and in a taxable investment account with Vanguard.
SIDE HUSTLE: Tutoring - I make $60 per month.
SPENDING VICTORY: My house! I love my house, and I love that my roommates are paying my mortgage and utilities.
SPENDING REGRET: I went to art school for my first two years of college, and I wish I had a better idea of what I wanted before I did that.
IF I WON THE LOTTERY: I would buy an investment property - probably a duplex or triplex in my city.
GOALS: I want to retire early.